LATEST: The plane that crashed is a two-seater, single-engine ultra-light aircraft

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LATEST: The plane that crashed is a two-seater, single-engine ultra-light aircraft

A File Photo of a BRM Aero Bristell NG 5 plane in the air

The plane that crashed in Belan, Moone last night was a BRM Aero Bristell NG5 aircraft.

It has a top speed of over 250km per hour and was first built in 2011.

It had taken off from Kilrush Airfield between Athy and Narraghmore.  

The BRM Aero Bristell NG5 is a Czech-made low-wing, two-seater aircraft.

It has a single engine and is an ultralight design.

Investigators

Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) officials at the accident site will be gathering all available evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash.

They will also recover a flight recorder unit if one was available. 

They will identifying primary parts of the aircraft as well as conducting witness interviews.

When all on-site work is completed, the wreckage will be transported to the AAIU examination facility in Gormanston, Co. Meath.

It can take up to 30 days for an official accident report to be compiled and published.